Dec 2016

Complement And ‘Commoditize’ Teachers, But Don’t Substitute For Them With Tech

With technology’s presence growing in virtually every field, the specter of technological unemployment has raised its head again and again.

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat.

A new white paper, “Teaching in the Machine Age: How innovation can make bad teachers good and good teachers better,” by Tom Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute uses the theory of disruptive innovation to show why and clarifies the three ways in which technology is set to emerge alongside of teachers.


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